FTX has filed a lawsuit in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware against some of the investment firms it had ties to before its collapse. The suit, filed June 22, contained 16 counts and seeks over $700 million from the defendants.
The lawsuit filing named K5 Global – an incubator and investment company, Mount Olympus Capital and SGN Albany Capital, as well as affiliated entities and K5 Global co-owners Michael Kives and Bryan Baum, as defendants. Kives is a former agent for the CAA talent agency and former aide to Hilary Clinton. The suit noted the then-CEO of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) attended a social event hosted by Kives in 2022: